The Talking Heads Destory 24-Hour News Talking Heads

Here is a fun game that will make you resilient to the influence of political talking heads.

Pick a 24-hour news channel: CNN, MSNBC, FOX. There are streams for them online as well.

(Side Note: I’m sad you can’t turn on Trump TV because that guy got another job in houses, I think… real estate?)

Anyway, turn to one of those channels and wait until a talking head comes on the TV. How can you tell if there’s a talking head on TV? Well, if there is a panel of TV people on TV, they are all talking heads. Also, if a person appears to be giving strictly opinion, he is a talking head. Women are very rarely solo talking heads. I’m sure it’s sexism, but I haven’t narrowed down the specific type of sexism.

Do you have a talking head on the TV?


Now, turn on some of the greatest hits from the band, the Talking Heads. Play the following songs instead of listening to the opinions that don’t really matter.

I made this playlist that’s at the bottom of this page.

Here’s the political wisdom the Talking Heads (the band) have to offer.

Once in Lifetime:

“And you may ask yourself,
How do I work this?
And you may ask yourself,
Where is that large automobile?
And you may tell yourself,
This is not my beautiful house!
And you may tell yourself,
This is not my beautiful wife!”

This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody):

“I can’t tell one from the other
I find you, or you find me?
There was a time before we were born
If someone asks, this is where I’ll be, where I’ll be.”

Psycho Killer:

“I can’t seem to face up to the facts.
I’m tense and nervous and I can’t relax.
I can’t sleep ’cause my bed’s on fire.
Don’t touch me I’m a real live wire.”

“You start a conversation you can’t even finish it.
You’re talkin’ a lot, but you’re not sayin’ anything.
When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed.
Say something once, why say it again?”

Burning Down the House: 

“Hold tight, wait till the party’s over.
Hold tight, we’re in for nasty weather.
There has got to be a way;
Burning down the house”

Take Me To the River: 

“Take me to the river, drop me in the water.
Push me in the river, dip me in the water,
Washing me down, washing me”

Road to Nowhere:

“We’re on a road to nowhere,
Come on inside.
Taking that ride to nowhere,
We’ll take that ride.
I’m feeling okay this morning,
And you know.
We’re on the road to paradise,
Here we go, here we go”

This wisdom from the Talking Heads will break any influence that the TV’s talking heads have over you forever. Happy Listening!